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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol seizes over $2M worth of marijuana

Release Date: 
May 25, 2018

HARLINGEN, Texas – On Thursday, agents assigned to the Harlingen Border Patrol station received a report of several subjects loading bundles of narcotics into a vehicle near Los Indios, Texas. Responding agents located the vehicle, a Chevrolet pick-up, driving along the highway and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended at the Rio Grande where the driver and passenger abandoned the vehicle and the narcotics and  fled to Mexico.

Over 2,700 pounds of marijuana seized by US Border Patrol agents
Over 2,700 pounds of marijuana seized
by US Border Patrol agents

Inside the pickup, agents discovered 41 bundles of narcotics weighing over 2,700 pounds and worth an estimated $2.2M.

The vehicle was seized and the marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Last modified: 
May 29, 2018